Howard, who missed 11 games with a partially torn groin muscle, made 34 saves for Detroit in his first start since Jan. 6.
Michigan and Michigan State took their heated hockey rivalry to the Windy City this past weekend.
The 22-year-old Mrazek led the Red Wings to nine wins in 11 games with their top two goaltenders injured. He has allowed two goals in three games.
An online contest to name the team started this week.
The Red Wings overcame two second-period penalties and took a 2-0 lead on Brendan Smith’s one-timer with 47 seconds remaining in the period.
Lashoff has no goals and two assists in 11 games for the Red Wings this season. He played 75 games for Detroit in 2013-14.
John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game.
The NHL announced Saturday that the Red Wings will be playing the Colorado Avalanche on February 27 at Denver’s Coors Field — home of the Colorado Rockies — as a part of next season’s Stadium Series.
Gustav Nyquist, Kyle Quincey and Tomas Tatar scored in the first period for Detroit, chasing Nashville goalie Carter Hutton from the game after only one save.
It’s pretty funny to watch, and it’s also good to see he got right back up.